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Glass perfume bottle (candlestick unguentarium)

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1363
Not on view
Colorless.
Everted, rounded rim; tall, cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards, with deep horizontal indent around base; broad, disk-like body, with upper side convex and conical, then almost horizontal with rounded edge; deep central kick in bottom.
Complete, but crack in body and bottom; few bubbles; dulling, some soil encrustation, and iridescent weathering.
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